February 8, 2016

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High school football playoffs: Logan Bolin helps Midview move on to the next round of the playoffs

EATON TWP. — Midview’s Logan Bolin knows he may be called upon in multiple ways to help his team win a football game. Such was the case Friday night in a Division II regional quarterfinal against Olmsted Falls, when Bolin scored three touchdowns — one on a run as the Middies’ quarterback, one on a Read More…

High school football continues locally as seven teams make playoffs

Seven teams, six games and an unlimited amount of optimism. The area put together an impressive high school football regular season and now will be looking for one of its seven teams that made the postseason to make a strong run, hopefully, to the state tournament. The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the final Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic’s playoff chances end with loss to Rocky River

Elyria Catholic wide receiver Cole Virgin, right, scores a touchdown while defended by Rocky River's Evan Nugent in the second quarter. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — A roller coaster with one hill doesn’t seem very exciting, especially when you come to a stop and realize you’ve reached the end of the ride. Such was the case for Elyria Catholic on Friday night. It had an exciting two-minute offensive burst late in the first half but couldn’t get anything Read More…

High school football: Lorain shuts down Maple Heights in Lake Erie League victory

LORAIN — Bone-crunching tackles, quarterback pressure, containment on the ends of the line and a swarming secondary. Lorain showed off all the traits of a great defense Friday night, and the Titans made it look easy as they rolled to a 28-0 victory over Maple Heights. “I’ve always believed in being a real physical defense,” Read More…

Ohio State’s defense bends again, but manages not to break

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State defenders didn’t get word on who the starting quarterback for Maryland would be until shortly before the noon kickoff Saturday. The Terrapins list three players on their depth chart — senior Daxx Garman, junior Perry Hills and redshirt junior Caleb Rose — and it was Hills who got the call. Read More…

High school football: North Ridgeville pulls through for victory over North Olmsted

NORTH OLMSTED — The North Olmsted Eagles learned a couple of tough lessons Friday night. They learned there wasn’t much they could do when North Ridgeville running back Demario McCall was “feeling it,” and then they found out the Rangers were just as formidable without the Ohio State recruit. McCall rushed for 131 yards and Read More…

High school football: Bolin, Midview tie state mark in win over Avon

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AVON — Dustin Crum did a little bit of everything Friday night. The Midview quarterback threw a Lorain County-record eight touchdown passes. He led the Middies with 143 rushing yards. He even threw an 11-yard pass … to himself. Crum hooked up with senior wide receiver Logan Bolin for six touchdowns — tying a state Read More…

High School Football: The Middies win their SWC debut over the Eagles

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies showed off their defense during a shutout victory over Lorain to start the season. In Week 2, it was the offense’s turn to shine. Junior quarterback Dustin Crum put together one of the greatest first-half passing performances in Lorain County history and the Middies won their Southwestern Conference debut Read More…

High School Football 2015: Speed, smarts make North Ridgeville’s McCall a man apart

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall (with ball) is striving to reach new heights this season, but knows he’ll need the help and support of his teammates. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Demario McCall breaks off the line and the opposing defensive back begins to backpedal. The quarterback drops back, passes and — with the football just a few feet from the QB’s hand and with the cornerback locked on McCall’s hip — the superstar North Ridgeville senior yells out, “Touchdown.” The advanced warning doesn’t matter. The Read More…